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How Long Would It Take To Run Off Your Thanksgiving Meal?

November 25, 2015 | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Turkey day is here, and with it comes the big meal. This infographic by sports apparel company Mizuno shows how much running it would take to burn off traditional Thanksgiving foods, and the entire meal.

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Group Unveils Latest American-Made Holiday Shopping Guide

November 24, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

With Black Friday upon us, the Alliance for American Manufacturing has issued its 2015 Made in America Gift Guide, featuring at least one potential holiday gift from each of the 50 states, made in the U.S.

Report Anticipates Slower Manufacturing Growth, Improved Hiring

November 24, 2015 12:32 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Economists from the MAPI Foundation are less optimistic about U.S. manufacturing production over the next two years but believe that the sector will add more jobs than previously projected.


Kimball Midwest Receives Family Business Award

November 24, 2015 10:47 am | by Kimball Midwest | News | Comments

The award, presented during the Conway Center’s 17th Annual Family Business Awards and Expo, recognizes local, family-owned businesses’ ability to maintain an open and engaging flow of communication with its employees.


Affiliated Distributors Receives HR Department Of The Year Honor

November 23, 2015 3:40 pm | by Affiliated Distributors | News | Comments

AD says its HR department has improved the quality and talent it has attracted and the speed at which it fills positions.


Coastal Welding Supply Receives National Safety Award

November 23, 2015 1:50 pm | by Coastal Welding Supply | News | Comments

Coastal was chosen out of more than 70 companies for the award, which promotes safety awareness and recognizes companies that show the greatest improvement in safety performance over a five-year period.


Northern Safety Hires New CFO

November 23, 2015 12:43 pm | by Northern Safety & Industrial | News | Comments

Mike Borrelli has been appointed to lead Northern's financial operations, with a background of 25 years experience in financial accounting and administration.


How Packages Arrive On Time For Christmas

November 23, 2015 12:17 pm | by Wavelink | News | Comments

This new holiday infographic from Wavelink shows how packages are put together and delivered to consumers’ doorsteps just in time for the holidays, and the logistical impact on warehouse workers and operations.


Cloud Fostering A Symbiotic Relationship For Wholesale Distributors And 3PLs

November 23, 2015 9:27 am | by Ranga Bodla, Industry Lead for Wholesale Distribution at NetSuite | Articles | Comments

NetSuite's Ranga Bodla discusses how cloud-based management software can bring wholesale distributor and 3PL partners closer together and provide the basis for deeper collaboration.


E-Commerce Tip: 'Don’t Try To Eat The Elephant'

November 23, 2015 9:20 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Successful strategies are anchored in well-organized, relevant and properly positioned content. A recent interview offers insight on how to achieve these goals without turning off customers and alienating internal staff by trying to do too much too soon.


Milwaukee Tool Plans To Add 500 Jobs In Major Headquarters Expansion

November 20, 2015 2:57 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | News | Comments

The company's plan calls for the creation of a 200,000 square foot office building, and the creation of an estimated 500 jobs over the next 5 years.

PTDA’s Q2 Sales Sales Report Shows Yearly Increase, Predicts Slower Growth

November 20, 2015 2:01 pm | by PTDA | News | Comments

Though PTDA's second quarter Sales History & Outlook Report shows power transmission/motion control distributor sales up 11.7 percent from last year, the rate of growth is forecasted to slow in the near term for distributors and suppliers.


What's New At Industrial Careers Pathway?

November 20, 2015 10:55 am | by Industrial Careers Pathway | Videos | Comments

ICP Steering Committee outgoing chair Terry Knight and incoming chair Tribby Warfield discuss the work Industrial Careers Pathway is doing to encourage young people to seek careers in industrial distribution.


The Internet Marketing Lead Generation Ecosystem

November 20, 2015 10:54 am | by Straight North | News | Comments

Straight North's Lead Generation Ecosystem is a blueprint used to illustrate how all areas of internet marketing can be combined into one cohesive campaign to increase sales lead generation. 


ID's Top 5 Of The Week

November 20, 2015 10:52 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

​After a relatively quiet period for major acquisitions involving ID's Big 50 companies, Air Liquide made a huge splash this week with its $13.4 billion purchase of Airgas. The news leads a balanced Top 5 of acquisitions and thought leadership.


Jack Keough: Air Liquide Sees Huge Potential With Airgas Purchase

November 20, 2015 10:14 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Jack Keough discusses the finer details and outcomes of Air Liquide's $13.4 purchase of Airgas, which includes Airgas chairman Peter McCausland receiving $962 million in the deal.


Takeaways From STAFDA 2015's General Session

November 20, 2015 9:45 am | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Not able to attend the recent STAFDA 2015 Convention and Trade Show in Phoenix? Get caught up with this review of the event's general session. Or if you did attend, take a look back on this year's top themes at the show.


The Top Distribution Trends For 2016

November 19, 2015 3:02 pm | by Industrial Distribution | Events

Join Industrial Distribution and hear from expert industry panelists as they discuss: The biggest disruptive elements impacting distribution. Growth tactics and strategies distributors plan to employ for a successful year - including plans for independents. Reports on significant economic factors, challenges and trends in distribution.


PTDA Foundation Announces 2016 Trustees

November 19, 2015 12:15 pm | News | Comments

The four new trustee members include senior vice presidents at Bearing Service Inc., SKF USA, Kaman Fluid Power, and a professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.


Timken To Build New Bearing Plant In Romania

November 19, 2015 12:00 pm | by Timken | News | Comments

The facility will be Timken's second in the Eastern European country, with groundbreaking expected in the first quarter of 2016 for operations to begin in early 2017.

The Numbers Behind Workplace Injuries

November 19, 2015 10:25 am | by Magid | News | Comments

When hazards cannot be eliminated to decrease employee exposure, personal protective equipment reduces a business’ liability risk and financial costs by protecting workers from injury. See the facts and figures behind worker injuries via Magid.



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